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Austin Organs, Inc. (Opus 2208, 1954)

Location:

Park Presbyterian / West-Park Presbyterian Church
165 West 86th St. at Amsterdam Ave.
New York City: Manhattan, NY 10024 US
Sanctuary
Organ ID: 12099

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Status and Condition:

  • This instrument's location type is: Presbyterian Churches
  • The organ has been altered from its original state.
  • The organ's condition is unknown.
We received the most recent update for this instrument's status from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.

Technical Details:

  • Chests: Austin Universal Air
  • 46 ranks. 2,699 pipes. 4 divisions. 3 manuals. 35 stops. 46 registers.
All:
  • Chest Type(s): Austin Universal Air chests
  • Position: In side chambers at the front of the room. Facade pipes or case front visible.
We received the most recent update for this division from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Main:
  • Manuals: 3
  • Divisions: 4
  • Stops: 35
  • Registers: 46
  • Position: Console in fixed position, center.
  • Manual Compass: 61
  • Pedal Compass: 32
  • Key Action: Electrical connection from key to chest.
  • Stop Action: Electric connection between stop control and chest.
  • Console Style: Traditional style with roll top.
  • Stop Controls: Stop keys above top manual.
  • Combination Action: Adjustable combination pistons.
  • Swell Control Type: Balanced swell shoes/pedals, AGO standard placement.
  • Pedalboard Type: Concave radiating pedalboard meeting AGO Standards.
We received the most recent update for this console from Database Manager on May 13, 2018.
Database Manager on December 28, 2019:

From the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project: This organ, designed by [the church's organist] Allan Van Zoeren and built by Austin Organs in 1954, was subsequently altered several times by Van Zoeren and others. By the 1990s, the organ had been damaged by fallen plaster and installation of a sound system.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on December 28, 2019.

Database Manager on February 06, 2016:

In 1911, the West Presbyterian Church sold its property on West 42nd Street and merged with Park Presbyterian Church on West 86th street, after which the combined congregations were known as West-Park Presbyterian Church.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on June 01, 2014:

Retained pipework from their 1889 Roosevelt and the 1911 Austin rebuild.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Database Manager on December 21, 2004:

Information identifying this instrument from the Austin Organs, Inc. web site, accessed December 20, 2004: http://www.austinorgans.com/organ-research.htm.

We received the most recent update for this note from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.
Source not recorded: Open In New Tab Stoplist copied from <i>The Diapason</i> March 1959
We received the most recent update for this stoplist from Database Manager on April 09, 2020.

Instrument Images:

Sanctuary interior and façade pipes: Photograph by Willie Davis via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

Church exterior: Photograph from www.wirednewyork.com via the NYC AGO NYC Organ Project.

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